The American Red Cross says more businesses are investing in life-saving equipment. The agency has seen a jump in automated external defibrillators (AED) sales.
The device talks through the process of assisting someone experiencing cardiac arrest, from how to apply shock pads to giving CPR. Charlottesville's Worksource Enterprises President Chuck McElroy recently purchased the device.
"I think in the event of a medical emergency, time is of the essence, so I think to be able to respond immediately to a medical need was critically important to us," McElroy said. "If someone takes ten minutes to get there with an AED, the chances of you surviving that cardiac arrest are very minimal, which is why more and more people are putting them on the wall so they can be a minute away."
If you are interested in purchasing AEDs, call 540-621-0301.
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